Essay History

962 Words May 5th, 2010 4 Pages
Paper 1 Anuja Desai A40292504 In the history of the world, many wars and revolutions have taken place in order to achieve rights which belong to every person. Out of these, the rights to liberty and equality have always been the prime focus. This was the case in the American Revolution as well. After gaining independence these rights were highlighted in various documents like The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Some people believe that these documents did not really help groups such as the African-Americans or women to get equal status in the society even though it was stated that equality and liberty are every individual’s rights. However, over the years, these documents have been used by …show more content…
After America got independence in 1776, many people thought that change was soon going to take over the newly independent country. The writing of the Declaration of Independence was an important event marking this change. It was the epitome of freedom and all civil rights of man. It is stated in the Declaration of Independence that, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” It is clear from this statement that the new American government believed in the equal treatment of all citizens of America. The Constitution, which is also one of the most important documents, was adopted in 1787. It was the base of the new government of America and like the Declaration of Independence; it too stated many civil and human rights of the citizens of the United States of America. The preamble of the Constitution states that, “ We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” The Constitution established laws and rules which were required to govern the country. It gave the people the

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